By: Elie Wiesel


Elie and his family thought the Jews persecution was not to be worried about. This was until the day that German soldiers came in and put the Jews into the dark clamy ghettos. Soon after though it would get much worse. Elie and his family would be sent to dreadful concentration camps. They didn't know what was ahead of them and what they were going to face.

Elie and his family are sent to camps and are suddenly split by different gender. All Elie has left is his father. Who knows if he will ever see his sisters and mother again? With each step he saw unimaginable images that would forever be imprinted into his mind. Elie and his father are beaten and treated with disrespect. Is there hope?

People at the camps had to choose between life and their family. Some were lucky to be able to keep both. Although Elie and his father made it through the unbearable death march, lack of food, and terrible treatment, will they both survive the rest to come? Since he had already lost his three sisters and his mother, the last thing he wants to lose is his father, but he is sick and cold. Will Elie ever see himself the same way he did after he is saved by the Russians without his family?

Interesting facts about the Holocaust

1) Elie Wiesel's father died on January 29, 1945 after being sick from the cold death march and then being beaten with a club.

2) People that were healthy were sent to the right and then into camps, while the people who were sent to the left were burned.

3) In the death march people had to run as fast as they could in the cold weather and if they could not keep up the were either trampled of shot.

4) Jews in the camps had to get numbers tattooed on their arms. Elie's number was A-7713.

Who should read this book?

This book is amazing. Although it is non-fiction it is more of a story than a list of facts. It is one of those books you will not want to put down. It gives you a great amount of knowledge on the holocaust and you will love this book. It may be hard to read emotionally but not as it was for the people at the camps during the Holocaust.



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